Friday, June 07, 2013
Toronto-based less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and transportation services provider Vitran Corporation Inc. said this week that it has “entered into an interline agreement with a prominent West Coast carrier” to serve its customers to California, Arizona, and Nevada as well as a similar service with a second carrier to serve Colorado.
Posted on 06/07 at 10:29 AM
Vitran Corporation •
E-commerce is a boon to large retailers and lower-volume Internet fulfillment operations alike, but low read rates from automated sorting equipment can really reduce margins.
Posted on 06/07 at 10:03 AM
White Papers •
The concepts of total quality management and continuous improvement have been around for decades but have only recently been successfully applied in logistics environments. Today, many companies are finding that they can strengthen their businesses by making total quality management (TQM) part of their logistics operations.
Is it time to audit your customs service provider?
As a company dealing with international suppliers or customers, you succeed when your supply chain functions seamlessly. Given the demands of global business and the rapid evolution of customs policies and regulations, your relationship with your broker can provide a strategic advantage - but only if your requirements are being met.
Posted on 06/07 at 09:26 AM
White Papers •
Total U.S. carloads in May—at 1,401,584—were up 0.7 percent annually, marking the first time monthly carloads have been up annually in 16 months
Thursday, June 06, 2013
The two ports have agreed to share strategies and best practices on topics ranging from port infrastructure, environmental and security challenges, and strategies to enhance trade competitiveness.
In a Webcast yesterday, USPS Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President Joseph Corbett explained that the financial outlook at the USPS has “created a crisis of confidence” for the Postal Service in the eyes of the marketplace, adding that the USPS “needs to as quickly as possible resolve the issues."
Posted on 06/06 at 11:14 AM
Con-way Freight, the less-than-truckload (LTL) subsidiary of Con-way Inc., this week officially dedicated its new 65-door service center in Lumberton, N.C., which opened for business on March 31.
Posted on 06/06 at 07:59 AM
Con-way Freight •
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
There’s scant suggestion that the findings contained in PwC’s 16th Annual Global CEO Survey released last January will be altered significantly before the year is out, said analysts
The ISM’s monthly Non-Manufacturing Report on Business said that the index used by the ISM to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 53.7 in May, rising 0.6 percent from April.